Heartland Park Topeka
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 22-23, 2014
Results will be posted as soon as they are available. For detailed results, go to Drag Race Central
TOPEKA, Kan. – NHRA West Central division arrives back at Heartland Park Topeka on August 22-23. The event is one of six in the NHRA West Central division and one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Graphics/Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Heartland Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. and 10:30 on Saturday. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Eliminations start Saturday at noon with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at 6 p.m.
Tickets for Heartland Park are $15 Friday and $15 Saturday. Children 4-12 are just $5. Children 3 and under are free. All tickets include a pit pass.
Heartland Park is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619. For more information call the track, (800) 43-RACES, or visit www.HPT.com.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES: Fact Sheet
WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the one of six events in West Central Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Graphics/Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event.
WHERE: Heartland Park, Topeka, Kan. Track is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66619
WHEN: Friday through Saturday, August 22-23
SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Aug. 22 – Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster qualify at 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Aug. 23 – Gates open at 7 a.m. Qualifying and time trials are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Comp Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster final qualifying start at 10:30 a.m. Eliminations begin at noon with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car at 6 p.m.
TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS – $15 Friday, $15 Saturday. Children 4-12 are just $5 each day. Children 3 and under admitted free with paid adult. Free pit pass with admission. For more information please call Heartland Park, (800) 43-RACES or visit www.HPT.com
2013 EVENT WINNERS: Gord Gingles, Top Alcohol Dragster; Jay Payne, Top Alcohol Funny Car; Bruno Massel, Comp Eliminator; Dan Fletcher, Super Stock; Brett Speer, Stock Eliminator; Gary Stinnett, Super Comp; Brandon Harris, Super Gas; Kyle Lawrence, Super Street; Michael Chitty, Top Sportsman, Rodney Fraizer, Top Dragster; Tom Gilligan, Sportsman Motorcycle.
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.
JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA’s seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2015 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2015 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.
The winning regional and division team will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.
Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a “double up” bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2015 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.
AEROMOTIVE LOW QUALIFIER BONUS: A $3,000 bonus fund paid to the low qualifiers in Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at each of the division’s six races. The best qualifying driver in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock will each get $200 per event, while the best qualifier in Stock Eliminator will get $100 per race.
JERRY HAAS RACE CARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES presented by Aeromotive: The Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division’s Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions’ purse posted by Jerry Haas Race Cars will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.
FINELINE GRAPHICS & MADCAP RACING ENGINES TOP DRAGSTER SERIES:The West Central Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the West Central division’s Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $2,750 champions’ purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace points finishers.
NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY-DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA’s Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions’ purse posted by Harley-Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.
SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: TROY ROSS
Emporia’s Troy Ross has been one of the most dominant drag racers in Heartland Park Topeka’s recent history, winning track championships in HPT’s E.T. Bracket Racing Series four of the last five years .
But this season, Ross, who won the Sportsman title and was second in the Pro class a year ago, has spent more time in the shop trying to get his cars ready to race than running down the dragstrip.
Ross is hoping that trend changes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division V Championships Friday and Saturday at Heartland Park.
“It’s been the craziest year by far,” Ross said. “About every car we’ve been in we’ve had some trouble with, but maybe that means we used up our luck the past few years.
“We were pretty carefree and didn’t have many troubles but it’s kind of caught up to us so far this year. But we’re getting things lined out.”
Ross’s plan for the 2014 season was to still run in the HPT bracket series whenever possible but also try his luck in divisional and national events.
To that end Ross purchased a 1987 Camaro last November, hoping to race that car in the Super Stock division.
“I kind of just wanted to take a break and focus on the Super Stock car,” he said. “We were ready for a change and branch out a little.”
But it has taken Troy and his father, Dick, longer to get the Camaro race-ready than they expected. This weekend’s event is expected to be the Camaro’s debut in a divisional event.
“We’ll be able to race this car the rest of the year if we want, whichever divisional or national event we decide to go to,” Ross said. “The main thing is getting it straightened out and making sure everything is good on the car.”
Ross is hoping to have some success in the Super Stock class the remainder of ’14 while building momentum for 2015.
“I don’t know that we’ll be able to chase points at the divisional level this year because the year’s half gone and we haven’t even gotten to race but the intentions are to get the car lined out and then next year we can hit it with a full head of steam.”
A test and tune session for this week’s divisional is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by time trials and qualifying at 9 a.m. Friday. Round one of eliminations is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Division V event is scheduled to wrap up Saturday night but Heartland Park will also host an E.T. Bracket Series event on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
This weekend’s event is the first of two Division V events at HPT this summer, with a second divisional scheduled for August 22-23.
Topeka, KS – Tanner Mullens continued his hot streak on the week at Heartland Park Topeka Saturday night. Mullens, fresh off 2 top 10 finishes with the USMTS, picked up a win Friday night and followed it up Saturday night by winning the USRA Modified Feature. It was Mullens first trip to HPT this season. Dustin Thulin rolled from the pole position and wired the field in the USRA B Mods in-route to winning his 3rd feature of the season. Jim Powell Jr. had an awesome battle at the front of the pack and would hold on for his 4th win of the season in the USRA Stock Cars. Randy Kohn is having a banner year in the Pure Stocks, Saturday night he takes home win #4 on the season. James Lemke took home the gold in the Sport Compacts.
|1||17||Jeremy Chambers||Parsons, KS||831|
|2||77||Steven Bowers Jr||Topeka, KS||735|
|3||87||Darron Fuqua||Mayetta, KS||731|
|4||44||Jared Rogers||Berryton , KS||675|
|5||04||Jay Bailey||Lyndon, KS||674|
|6||9S||Devin Stock||Topeka, KS||645|
|7||21J||Josh Everhart||Burlingame, KS||570|
|8||7D7||Kyle Covert||Topeka, KS||530|
|9||07J||Scott Herrick||Topeka, KS||481|
|10||2D||Dean Bachner||Olathe, KS||467|
|11||05||Tom Grist||Topeka, KS||460|
|12||51||Robert Shepard||Odgen, KS||381|
|13||32D||Darren Robinson||Berryton, KS||287|
|14||75||Tad Davis||Mt. Hope, KS||262|
|15||30||Dalton Kirk||Edgerton, KS||243|
|16||3||Lewis Jackson||Wellsville, KS||222|
|17||52||Clifford Shepard||Ogden, KS||222|
|18||68||Kerry Davis||Parkville, MO||210|
|19||69||Ryan Phillips||Osage City, KS||204|
|20||2M||Mike Eisenhut||Topeka, KS||160|
|21||02||Tanner Mullins||Wichita, ks||100|
|22||51X||Tim Setzer||Archie, MO||100|
|23||48S||Travis Smith||Parsons, KS||95|
|24||63||Derrick Brown||Meriden, KS||81|
|25||9D8||Paden Phillips||Chanute, KS||76|
|26||65||Tyler Davis||Derby, KS||74|
|27||77B||Bryan Bowers||Topeka, ks||74|
|28||7||Anthony Tanner||Topeka, KS||72|
|29||B||Allan Broers||Edgerton, KS||70|
|30||21T||Lance Town||Louisburg, KS||58|
|1||53||Dan Canady||Hoton, KS||140|
|2||4D||Alex Boyden||Topeka, KS||125|
|3||7T||Toby Teel||Hiawatha, KS||119|
|4||4L||Lexi Boyden||Topeka, KS||76|
|5||17||James Lemke||Leavenworth, ks||48|
|6||3||William Joyce||Chanute, KS||46|
|1||45||Dustin Thulin||Topeka, KS||798|
|2||1M||Brian Murphy||Carbondale, KS||725|
|3||7M||Heath Murry||Tonganoxie, KS||639|
|4||53||Terry Bivins||Lebo, KS||619|
|5||07C||Larry Cain||Topeka, KS||607|
|6||20C||Casey Meggison||Hoyt, KS||580|
|7||1||Derek Huffman||Topeka, KS||574|
|8||34F||Tony Filbert||Topeka, KS||547|
|9||74||Jeff Mauro||Berryton , KS||534|
|10||28H||Gus Harrison||McLouth, KS||493|
|11||4U||Rich Boyden||Topeka, KS||486|
|12||66||Ethan Isaacs||Bonner Springs, KS||475|
|13||14||RJ Edwards||Grantville, KS||470|
|14||7X||Lance Lincoln||Berryton, KS||434|
|15||7H||Chance Hug||Mayetta, KS||428|
|16||12||Bryan Rigsby||Topeka, KS||421|
|17||29||Trevor Mohn||Topeka, KS||356|
|18||03||Lance Dixon||Topeka, KS||342|
|19||19J||Joey Woodworth||Randolph, KS||324|
|20||7J||Jake RICHARDS||Edwardville, KS||295|
|21||6||Lucas Isaacs||Bonner Springs, KS||248|
|22||2||Mike Eisenhut||Topeka, KS||245|
|23||333||Jay Bailey||Lyndon, KS||243|
|24||38||Nic Bennett||Grain Valley, MO||242|
|25||X1||Tracy Schaefer||Topeka, KS||193|
|26||33J||Jason Billups||Holt, MO||161|
|27||11JR||Randal Schiffelbein Jr||Tecumseh, KS||159|
|28||9T||Cody Thornton||Tonganoxie, KS||136|
|29||34D||Travis Neeley||Meriden, KS||134|
|30||37,37J||Jeremiah Asher||Effingham, KS||130|
|31||45W||Kyle Williams||Topeka, KS||111|
|32||5||Dakota Foster||Gardner, KS||87|
|33||44||Sam Schuler||Kansas City, Ks||78|
|34||1B||Derrick Brown||Meriden, KS||76|
|35||37||Anthony Asher||St Joe, MO||66|
|36||R63||Riley Whitworth||Erie, KS||64|
|37||7||Bob Russell||Smithville, MO||58|
|38||451||Jesse Shotts||Topeka, KS||56|
|39||55A||Ryan Medeiros||Topeka, KS||56|
|40||68R||Donny Guilbault||Topeka, KS||55|
|1||17||Randy Kohn||Topeka, KS||363|
|2||07||Ronald Kohn||Topeka, KS||351|
|3||355||AJ Christian||Topeka, KS||337|
|4||83||Alan Mattox||Tecumseh, KS||277|
|5||40G||Lafe Garst||Topeka, KS||254|
|6||391||Jim Christian||Topeka, KS||218|
|7||03C,03C||Charles Willige||Topeka, KS||186|
|8||19||David McDonald||Topeka, KS||182|
|9||85||Darren Davenport||Tecumseh, KS||180|
|10||18||Dylan McDonald||Topeka, KS||158|
|11||90||Scott Garcia||Topeka, KS||146|
|12||15Z||Shane Hilton||Topeka, KS||135|
|13||5||Steve Stewart||Osage City, KS||89|
|14||59||Byron Glotzbach||Topeka, KS||88|
|15||03||Lance Dixon||Topeka, KS||82|
|16||79||Oliver Harris||Tonganoxie, KS||81|
|17||15G||Robert Garst||Topeka, KS||80|
|18||54B||Darrin Christy||Kansas City, KS||80|
|19||3X||Derrek Wilson||Chanute, KS||50|
|20||51||Tyler Wudarczyk||Wakarusa, KS||49|
|21||8||Cameron Allensworth||Topeka, KS||33|
|22||23C||Cody Satterwhite||Topeka, KS||31|
|23||51X||Troy Ross||Emporia, KS||30|
|24||23||Colton Miller||Topeka, KS||28|
|25||13||Shawn Mattox||Topeka, KS||25|
|26||B51||Landon Stallbaumer||Wakarusa, KS||25|
|27||35T||Travis Barker||Lattarpe, KS||23|
|28||8JR||Dave McLaughlin Jr||Topeka, KS||23|
|29||34H||Roger Huff||Ben Wheeler, TX||20|
|1||5K||Steve Herrick||Topeka, KS||826|
|2||20P||Jim Powell Jr||Lecompton, KS||762|
|3||01||Ronnie Moore||Carbondale, KS||757|
|4||12S||Dustin Sievers||McFarland, KS||726|
|5||9||Robert Garst||Topeka, KS||681|
|6||1N1||Bob Troutwine||Topeka, KS||587|
|7||15||Leif Weyer||Centralia, KS||346|
|8||C15||Eric Weyer||Centralia, KS||346|
|9||60K||James King||Americus, KS||336|
|10||05||Brett Heeter||Kansas City , KS||286|
|11||J14||Jeremy Wilson||Humboldt, KS||266|
|12||24K||Daniel King||Meriden, KS||233|
|13||26||Russ Moyer||Wellsville, KS||167|
|14||7||Tyler James||Chanute, KS||100|
|15||62||David Matlock||Chanute, KS||91|
|16||00||Nick Whalen||Kansas City, KS||81|
|17||16||Craig Springer||Lawrence, KS||74|
|18||12M||Danny Masters||Topeka, KS||72|
|19||85||Darren Davenport||Tecumseh, KS||72|
|Sport Compact – Feature|
|4||1||17||James Lemke||Leavenworth, ks|
|3||2||53||Dan Canady||Hoton, KS|
|2||3||7T||Toby Teel||Hiawatha, KS|
|1||4||4D||Alex Boyden||Topeka, KS|
|5||5||4L||Lexi Boyden||Topeka, KS|
|Sport Compact – Heat|
|1||1||53||Dan Canady||Hoton, KS|
|5||2||17||James Lemke||Leavenworth, ks|
|2||3||4D||Alex Boyden||Topeka, KS|
|4||4||7T||Toby Teel||Hiawatha, KS|
|3||5||4L||Lexi Boyden||Topeka, KS|
|Pure Stock – Feature|
|6||1||17||Randy Kohn||Topeka, KS|
|7||2||355||AJ Christian||Topeka, KS|
|4||3||85||Darren Davenport||Tecumseh, KS|
|8||4||15Z||Shane Hilton||Topeka, KS|
|2||5||90||Scott Garcia||Topeka, KS|
|9||6||23C||Cody Satterwhite||Topeka, KS|
|11||7||391||Jim Christian||Topeka, KS|
|10||8||03C||Charles Willige||Topeka, KS|
|5||9||40G||Lafe Garst||Topeka, KS|
|1||10||51||Tyler Wudarczyk||Wakarusa, KS|
|3||11||07||Ronald Kohn||Topeka, KS|
|12||12||83||Alan Mattox||Tecumseh, KS|
|Pure Stock – Heat 1|
|1||1||40G||Lafe Garst||Topeka, KS|
|6||2||07||Ronald Kohn||Topeka, KS|
|4||3||51||Tyler Wudarczyk||Wakarusa, KS|
|5||4||355||AJ Christian||Topeka, KS|
|3||5||23C||Cody Satterwhite||Topeka, KS|
|2||6||391||Jim Christian||Topeka, KS|
|Pure Stock – Heat 2|
|3||1||17||Randy Kohn||Topeka, KS|
|2||2||85||Darren Davenport||Tecumseh, KS|
|1||3||90||Scott Garcia||Topeka, KS|
|5||4||15Z||Shane Hilton||Topeka, KS|
|6||5||03C||Charles Willige||Topeka, KS|
|4||6||83||Alan Mattox||Tecumseh, KS|